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The International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC) presents:

The Challenges Facing the Doha Round


May 2 & 3, 2002

Marriot Hotel
Ottawa Ontario, Canada


Seminar Agenda          Seminar Presentations       Seminar Proceedings   

IPC Press Release

Minister Vanclief Press Release       Secretary Veneman's Remarks   

Western Producer Article


Agenda

Thursday, May 2 • 6:00 - 10:00 pm
 

Opening Dinner & Reception:

THE LINK BETWEEN AGRICULTURAL TRADE AND  AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Opening Remarks:  IPC Chairman Dr. Robert L. Thompson, Senior Agricultural Trade Advisor, World Bank
The Link Between Agricultural Trade and Agricultural Development

Friday, May 3
 

8:00   A.M.    

BREAKFAST & BREAKFAST ADDRESS

Lyle vanClief, Minister of Agriculture and Agri Food, Canada
Canada's Assessment of the Main Challenges to Achieving a Successful Doha Round

9:15 - 10:30 A.M.

SESSION ONE: A DEVELOPMENT ROUND

Welcome and Introduction will be given by Robert Thompson, IPC Chairman and Mike Gifford, former Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator, Agriculture Canada

Chairman: Robert Thompson - IPC Chairman:
Developing countries will play an integral role in the present Round.   Representatives from several developing countries will share their thoughts on what LDC's hope to get out of the Round and how these changes will affect the Round.

Pedro de Camargo, Secretary of Agricultural Production and Trade, Brazil.

Devi Dayal and S.M. Wahi, World Farmers' Times Foundation.

Liberty Mhlanga, Former General Manager, Agriculture and Rural Development Authority, Zimbabwe.

Jorge Zorreguieta, President, Argentine Sugar Growers Association, Former Minister of Agriculture, Argentina.

11:00 - 12:00 Noon

SESSION TWO: DIVERGENT AGENDAS

Chairman: Mike Gifford
In the past, the conflicting positions of the European Union, United States and Cairns Group has stalled negotiations.  Representatives will discuss how the focus on LDC's will alter their agendas.

Joe O'Mara, Former Special Agricultural Trade Negotiator, United States

Michel Petit, Professor, National Agricultural Economics Institute, France; Former Director, Rural Development, World Bank

Brian Chamberlin, Former Agriculture Counsellor, New Zealand.

12:00 - 2:00 P.M.

LUNCHEON ADDRESS

Ann Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture, United States
Lessons from the US-Canada Trade Relationship for the Doha Round

2:00 - 3:00 P.M.

SESSION THREE: ACCOMMODATING NON-TRADE CONCERNS

Chairman: Piet Bukman, Former Minister of Agriculture, of Trade and of Development Cooperation, The Netherlands:
Issues such as the environment, food security, multifunctionality and animal welfare will be important, and how they are resolved will be key to the Round's success.

Jiro Shiwaku, Former Vice Minister of Agriculture, Japan.

Rolf Moehler, Former Deputy Director General for Agriculture, European Union.

Anthony Wylie, Former Director General, Fundacion Chile


4:00 - 5:00 P.M.

SESSION FOUR: WHAT FOCUS FOR THE ROUND?

Chairman: Bill Miner, Head of Delegation, Agriculture Canada, Tokyo Round:
What would be the difference between an outcome based largely on a Uruguay Round style approach and one with a genuine development focus?  What does a "Development Round" imply for the outcome?

Dale Hathaway, Executive Director, National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy, Former Undersecretary for International Trade and Commodity Programs, United States.

Suzanne Vinet, Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator, Agriculture Canada.

5:00 - 5:30:

SEMINAR WRAP-UP AND ADJOURNMENT

For Seminar Proceedings Information, Contact the IPC at agritrade@agritrade.org


Seminar Presentations

Session One:     A Development Round

Mr. Pedro de Camargo - Trade Issues and Barriers to Brazilian Exports

Mr. Devi Dayal - Agriculture in India

Session Two:       Divergent Agendas

Mr. Michel Petit - Agricultural Agenda of the European Union for the Doha Round

Session Three:       Accommodating Non-Trade Concerns

Mr. Jiro Shiwaku - Japan's Key Concept for Agricultural Negotiations

Mr. Rolf Moehler - Accommodating Non-Trade Concerns

Session Four:       What Focus for the Round